Angola: Wisdom is like a Baobab - Imago Mundi
Contemporary Artists from Angola
Imago Mundi - Luciano Benetton Collection
Texts by Luciano Benetton, António Tomás, Ana “Etona”, Patrício Batsîkama
An artistic scene in great ferment – awarded the Golden Lion at the Venice Art Biennale in 2013 – to which Imago Mundi pays tribute with a collection that brings together works by 140 artists. A collection which, amid references to traditions of the homeland and Western influences, contributes to the telling of a story that is also an invitation to view the country with completely new eyes. Rich in imagination, research, a strong affirmation of identity and, for those who are ready to see them, signs of a possible dialogue between cultures and peoples. As an African proverb says, “wisdom is like a baobab tree, no one individual can embrace it”.
Angola: Wisdom is like a Baobab is an Imago Mundi collection, a cultural, democratic, global, non-profit project, promoted by Luciano Benetton with the aim of creating the widest possible mapping of the different contemporary artistic experiences of our world. In Imago Mundi, each country is represented by the works of established artists and new talents, commissioned with the maximum freedom of expression, whose only constraint is the 10x12 cm format.
www.imagomundiart.com is the web platform of the entire project